About – BuildingIQ


About BuildingIQ

Building Energy and Operating Intelligence.

BuildingIQ (ASX:BIQ) helps building owners and operators worldwide lower energy use, increase building operations efficiency and tenant comfort. BuildingIQ builds services and solutions based on a core set of technologies incorporated into its platform and methodology —data analytics, modeling and optimization technologies, purpose-built applications, and human-powered, technology-enabled managed services. The company’s services deliver value to building owners and operators at any stage of a building’s lifecycle.
Our unique five-pillared approach incorporates the best of Internet of Things solutions with none of their inherent drawbacks.
Investors in BuildingIQ include the Venture Capital unit of Siemens Financial Services, Aster Capital —backed by Schneider Electric, Alstom and Solvay, Paladin Capital, Exto Partners, and the Energy Division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
Part of BuildingIQ solutions use technology originally developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national lab and inventor of WiFi. Over 50 years of R&D were invested in creating the optimization technology that BuildingIQ engineers continue to improve every day.

The Team

Michael Nark : President and CEO

Michael Nark

President and CEO

Michael Nark brings over 25 years of experience in software and technology-enabled service delivery businesses. He recently served as President and CEO of Power Analytics. He has a proven track record of building successful, efficient organizations and experience in leading companies to profitable growth. Prior to Power Analytics he was President and CEO of Prenova, an energy management services provider to the C&I marketplace where he led the business to triple digit growth. Prior to Prenova, he served as President and CEO of GEOCOMtms, a fleet management software provider to the oil and gas industry. Michael holds a B.S. in Engineering from Miami University.

Steve Nguyen : VP of Product and Marketing

Steve Nguyen

VP of Product and Marketing

Steve Nguyen leads product and marketing at BuildingIQ to bring a suite of cloud-based energy intelligence service to the commercial, healthcare, education, and other building markets. Steve joined BuildingIQ from Bidgely, where he ran marketing and helped utilities to better engage consumers with their energy use through the power of disaggregation. Prior to Bidgely, he ran corporate marketing and embedded solutions product marketing at IoT pioneer Echelon – helping shape the market for today’s smart buildings and early markets for smart homes and the smart grid. Steve helped introduced the world’s first 1:1 motion tracking controller for 3D immersive virtual reality gaming and created a multi-author, multi-threaded writing platform. He holds a B.S. from Brandeis University and M.B.A. from Boston College.

Adam Benson : VP of Engineering

Adam Benson

VP of Engineering

Adam brings an extensive background in developing and commercializing innovative technology. At the company he is responsible for the R&D and IT technology teams. Previously, Adam held leadership positions at technology giants including Oracle, Towers Watson and OpenTV. At OpenTV, his leadership was instrumental in the commercialization of early SaaS-based transaction and management systems for the digital media space. Adam has a BA in Computer Science from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Board of Directors

H. William Deane : Interim Chair / Non-Executive Director

H. William Deane

Interim Chair / Non-Executive Director

William has been a Director of BuildingIQ since October 2012 and has been a director of BuildingIQ Pty Ltd since its formation in 2009. William is a Managing Director of Exto Partners Pty Ltd, a private investment firm based in Sydney. He has successfully managed IPOs, mergers and acquisitions for Exto’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Exto Partners, William was a corporate lawyer in New York with Sidley Austin LLP and Skadden, Arp, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, and in Australia with Ashursts (formerly Blake Dawson Waldron). He advised domestic and international corporations on capital raising, stock exchange listing (NYSE, NASDAQ and ASX), mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. William was admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia and New York, USA and has an L.L.B. (hons) from Bond University 1995 and a B.A (hons) from the University of Sydney 1992. William is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Non-executive Director of RedHill Education (RDH : ASX) and chair of its Audit and Risk Committee.

Gerd Goette : Non-Executive Director

Gerd Goette

Non-Executive Director

Gerd joined the Board of BuildingIQ in December 2012 and is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.

Gerd is a seasoned venture capital investor, board member and strategic advisor with deep domain expertise in energy, transportation, and the built environment. He is the Managing Director of Lupine Growth Advisors, an advisory helping start-ups navigate the growth challenges from minimum viable product to tens of millions in revenue. Gerd serves on the board of directors of Sunverge Energy and Zen Ecosystem; he also serves on the Investor Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Previously, Gerd spent 18 years at Siemens Venture Capital, where as a Managing Partner he was the global head of the energy practice.